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Forum Name: Gynecology
|kiwibirdi - Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:57 pm||
I had a miscarriage about 7 weeks ago, after bleeding heavily for a week prior to that. About a week after the actual miscarriage, most of the bleeding stopped, but I have been having spotting off and on ever since then. It seems to happen more after I do things like lifting heavy things, sex, running up stairs, etc. After a couple weeks of that, my doctor sent me for an ultrasound. It came back fine, with no tissue remaining in the uterus. The spotting continued, so 6 days ago my doctor prescribed 10mg of progesterone daily for 10 days. He told me the medicine would stop the bleeding and after that, I should have some bleeding, much like a menstrual period, and then everything should be back to normal.
When I first started the medication, the spotting seemed to stop, but 5 days in, it started again. What could cause this to happen? Should I be concerned enough to see my doctor again before I'm done with the medication? Also, is there any reason why the bleeding would start again after strain on the muscles?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:21 pm||
I suspect this is just your body's hormonal adjustment following the miscarriage and this can take a few weeks. I would not worry or run to the doctor but give yourself time to heal and get back on a normal schedule. If that doesn't happen, you can see your doctor but I suspect patience is the answer here so continue with the recommendations of your health care provider and the medications as prescribed.
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